Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester), as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Social Services will host a series of hearings throughout New York State on poverty. The first hearing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at the Pearl River Library, located at 80 Franklin Avenue, in Pearl River, NY, at 1 p.m.
Program Allows Seniors to Access Fresh Produce From Local Farmers Markets for Free
Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced coupon booklets are available for low-income Niagara County seniors to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other products at local Farmers Markets. The Farm-to-Seniors initiative promotes nutrition and healthy eating while also supporting the local farming and business community. A total of $2 million was included in this year’s state budget to support the initiative across New York.
The Department of Design and Construction last Thursday canceled its appearance at the New Hamilton Beach Civic Association meeting hours before it was supposed to update residents on a capital project on James Court.
The project was first proposed when state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) was a councilman. He, too, expressed anger at the DDC not showing up to the meeting.
Program Sponsored by Senator Young Supports Better Health, Local Farmers
ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) announced today that funding included in this year’s state budget will provide free farm-fresh fruits and vegetables from area farmers’ markets to seniors in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Livingston Counties.
Senator John A. DeFrancisco helps cut the ribbon to celebrate the renaming of Clare Bridge of Manlius to Brookdale Fayetteville. The senior living center offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and dementia care. Senator DeFrancisco is pictured with David Balliette, Executive Director of Brookdale Fayetteville, and Assemblyman Ale Stirpe.
Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) announced that the New York State Senate has passed a sweeping package of 10 bills to protect vulnerable senior citizens from predatory financial schemes and physical and emotional abuse. The legislation would create a statewide elder abuse reporting system and increase public awareness of elder mistreatment, facilitate the prosecution of individuals who endanger the welfare of seniors, and help ensure adequate care for the elderly in long-term care facilities.
AGING CHAIRS TEAM UP TO SUPPORT ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA PATIENTS
Bill to Create Comprehensive Program Database Passes Both Houses
ALBANY, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) and Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz (D—Brooklyn), Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Committees on Aging, announced that their bill to create a program database for individuals suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease has passed both Houses.
ALBANY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) brought the issue of elder abuse to the forefront today, memorializing the state to recognize the day, June 15, 2015, as Elder Abuse Awareness Day and passing critical pieces of legislation that have the potential to halt elder abuse in our state. Senator Serino is the NYS Senate’s Aging Committee Chair.
Senator Rob Ortt talks about the events he took part in across Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties. He also mentions people he's met with to discuss issues and recaps his legislation that recently passed in the New York State Senate.
Fire Prevention Workshop Offers Tips, Free Smoke Detectors
(Hollis, Queens -- May 8th, 2015) In light of recent deaths across the five boroughs, Senator Leroy G. Comrie (D-Hollis) hosted a Fire Prevention Workshop for residents of the community yesterday, May 7th, 2015. The workshop was the first in a series of planned fire prevention initiatives to help residents protect their families against home-based hazards. These initiatives are part of an effort to increase awareness and minimize risks from fire, carbon monoxide exposure and household appliances.
(Middletown, NY)- Senator Bonacic joined local elected officials, business leaders, health professionals and community members and delivered remarks at the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Braemar at Wallkill, an assisted living residence with 200 units in the Town of Wallkill. The facility offers on and off-site programming, multiple dining areas and several recreational lounges for its residents. They also offer a full complement of health-care services including a unit dedicated to serving dementia and Alzheimer's residents.
The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S1074), sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), that would increase the maximum income eligibility levels for real property tax exemptions for seniors for the first time since 1994. This measure would allow more senior citizens to receive increased relief from their local real property taxes.
State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) is hosting a Community Resources Fair on Thursday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to raise awareness of the many community services available through various governmental and nonprofit organizations. The agencies listed below will have tables at the fair and provide important information on health care and health insurance, financial planning for college, emergency preparedness and fire safety, family planning, housing, voting, small business development, veterans services, and more, as well as offer giveaways. A representative from the Office of the State Comptroller will assist attendees with Unclaimed Funds searches.